Not in the Flesh
Ruth Rendell (Author)
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DescriptionAfter a truffle-hunting dog unearths a human hand instead of a precious fungus, Chief Inspector Wexford and his team proceed to interrogate everyone who lives nearby to see if they can turn up a match for the errant appendage among the eighty-five people who have disappeared over the past decade in this part of England. Then, when a second body is discovered nearby, Wexford experiences a feeling that's become a rarity for the veteran policeman: surprise. As Wexford painstakingly moves to resolve these multiple mysteries, long-buried secrets are brought to daylight, and Ruth Rendell once again proves why she has been hailed as our greatest living mystery writer.
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
June 02, 2009
5.2 X 8.02 X 0.66 inches | 0.49 pounds
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About the Author
RUTH RENDELL has won numerous awards, including three Edgars, the highest accolade from Mystery Writers of America, as well as three Gold Daggers, a Silver Dagger, and a Diamond Dagger for outstanding contribution to the genre from England's prestigious Crime Writer's Association. A member of the House of Lords, she lives in London.
"Ghoulish fun.... The height of her malevolent powers. Rendell can do whatever she likes and still get away with it." --The New York Times"Vivid and witty. Wexford is his usual smart, compassionate self as he unravels a web of lies and deception larger than any of the characters realize." --Los Angeles Times"To call Ruth Rendell prolific is akin to calling the Grand Canyon a slight dip in the landscape. . . . Not in the Flesh is the work of a writer who continues to command respect and satisfy her legion of writers." --Richmond Times-Dispatch"The unflappable detective still hasn't worn out his welcome.... A fine example of Rendell's sharp writing, intelligence, and humanity."--The Christian Science Monitor"In the best whodunit tradition, Rendell advances her plot through surprises...so shocking they dash all calculations."--The New York Times Book Review